Puerto Rican Minister of Recreation and Sports visits NORCECA
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, April 1, 2014 - The Minister of Sports and Recreation of Puerto Rico, Ramon Enrique Orta, was at the headquarters of the NORCECA Confederation on Tuesday as part of his two-day visit to the Dominican Republic.
Orta was greeted by NORCECA Executive Director, Nelson Ramirez, along with directors of various departments of the continental organization that governs volleyball and beach volleyball in North, Central America and the Caribbean.
The high-ranked Puerto Rican official received explanations from Ramirez about the NORCECA operations in the region and its development programs in the short, medium and long term.
Orta was particularly interested in knowing about the training programs of coaches for the school level and the development of beach volleyball in the primary age levels.
Orta said the Ministry of Recreation and sports is interested in establishing working plans with the national federations of Puerto Rico as well as international institutions to which they are linked.
Several directors like Roosevelt Comarazamy (Communications), Indhira Ramirez (Beach Volleyball), Arateide Cáceres (National Federations) and Olga Rivas (Finance) explained the distinguished guest the functioning of their respective departments.
At a joint meeting in the executive room of NORCECA, Ramirez made a full presentation of the activities of the organization in 2013 and the program that has been implemented for this year.
Ramirez put special emphasis on the assistance program that performs NORCECA for development of beach volleyball in the National Federations of categories I and II, as well as donations of synthetic surfaces for both indoor volleyball and outdoor.
At the end of the meeting, Orta expressed his satisfaction for the information he was able to get as well as the hospitality he enjoyed during his visit to the facilities of NORCECA and wished for the establishment of more close relationship in the interest of contributing to the development of volleyball and beach volleyball Puerto Rico.